Two new Leica editions for you to savour this week. One is the Bauhaus edition of the rather neglected CL, the other a rather adventurous brass M10.
Reduced and desaturated
The “Bauhaus Museum Dessau” limited edition CL commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school of design. It comprises a black CL with matching Elmarit-TL 18mm pancake lens and a black leather carrying strap. The Leica logo, “in keeping with the Bauhaus emphasis on minimal aesthetics” (who writes this stuff?) has been “reduced and desaturated to pure black to give the entire camera an all-black look” (ditto comment).
The special edition is limited to 150 sets worldwide and is currently listed at Leica Store Miami for $3,950.
If you want something more exclusive and a bit more colourful, perhaps the Leica M10-P Asset limited edition is for you. Body and the 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4 lens come in pure, sandblasted brass. Just 30 of these, although you might have to pay a visit to Bangkok to get one. No price quoted but it’s purely academic…